10 Best Jobs That Don’t Require College Degree

10 Best Jobs That Don’t Require  College Degree

Hi there friends, Today I want to discuss jobs that don’t require college degree.

No College

If you are like me maybe life did not afford you the opportunity to attend college.

Perhaps it was lack of funding, or maybe you joined the military straight out of high school as I did, or it could have been you were just tired of school.

Whatever the reason, you are faced with finding a career that can support your lifestyle. With the unemployment rate climbing, you might want to look at a career that is growing instead of shrinking.

I have found 10 of the best jobs that do not need a college degree. Consequently, some of these jobs may require some sort of training.

Let’s dive in and find you a career to be proud of. In the end, I will tell you how I make a living that might interest you. So keep reading.

Medical Records Technician

We have all seen the ads for medical transcriptionists which in most cases are a scam.

However, a Medical Records  Technician is a bit different this actual job requires someone to maintain patient paperwork and medical records.

There is a certificate course that you can take for this field but, you can work in this field with just a high school diploma. The median salary is $42000 per year.

Bus Driver

Bus Driver

This may not be your dream job.

However, if the thought of driving behind the wheel of a bus, be it local transit or a tour bus driving a rock band across the country, this job has some perks that you might not want to overlook.

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) and a clean record are all that is required. As a bus driver, you can expect to make about $42000 a year.

Wind Turbine Technician

Wind Turbine Tech

As renewable energy is one of today’s hot topics, Now would be a good time to enter this field.

A Wind Turbine Technician is responsible for maintaining and installing wind turbines.

There are 2 ways to enter this field. A technical school be would be the top choice to enter this field but on-the-job training is another way, that is more cost-effective.

This career is expected to continue to grow over the next 10 years due to government cutbacks on fossil fuels. As a Wind Turbine Technician, you can expect to earn about $53000 per year.



Firefighters not only serve and help protect the communities that they live in, they typically have this unwavering desire to be caught up in the middle of danger.

If you feel this way a great way to satisfy this desire is to become a firefighter. To become a firefighter you will require to pass a written exam and a physical exam.

Even though, there is no degree requirement you will be required to attend firefighting school once you are excepted for the job. As a firefighter, you can expect to make around $51000 per year

Insurance Sales Agent

In most states, an insurance sales agent is required to be licensed by the state in which they are working in.

However, a college degree is not required. With a variety of insurance products that can be sold.

You can never run out of prospects. Don’t just think along the line of life insurance, there are health coverage, property insurance as well.

If the idea of giving people peace of mind by knowing that no matter what the situation arises they are covered with an insurance policy that will help protect them from loss.

Expect around $51000 per year as an insurance sales agent all though you might be able to earn more as most agents work on a commission basis.



Plumbers are in high demand. This growing field does not require a degree and typically doesn’t require any formal training.

As a plumber, you will go through an apprenticeship program before you can take a state certification test.

If you like the possibility of working outside then the $55000 a year paycheck might seem like a great career for you.



If the thought of bugs does not make your skin crawl, then a career as an exterminator might be in your near future.

Exterminators work inside and outside to help keep rodents, bugs, and other animals away from homes and businesses.

On the job training is how you get started in this career that pays around $37000 a year. The best part about a career as an exterminator is the low unemployment rate.

Massage Therapist


What was once thought of as a luxury, has now become normal for everyone.

For some reason, more and more people seem to be stressed out these days, which makes a massage therapist the new bartender in town.

This career does require training, a formal degree is not required. So, if you want to be known as the relaxer you can expect to be paid around $43,00 per year.

Personal Care Aide

In today’s world, the majority of the population is growing older. Baby boomers are still the main generation and as they grow older they are requiring more personal help.

Unlike the next career, I will discuss a personal care aide who helps with cleaning, cooking, shopping, and may even provide companionship.

This career choice is growing in popularity due to the recent pandemic that has affected the way most people feel about leaving their homes.

You can expect to make about $26000 per year just by helping people out.

Home Health Aide

Along the same lines as a personal care aide, a home health aide will provide essential services to people with chronic illnesses or disabilities.

Home health aides will administer medication, monitor vital signs, help with bathing, and possibly eating to those with needs.

If the idea of helping people that need help sparks your interest then you can expect to earn around $25000 per year just for caring.

Final Thoughts

As I close out this list of jobs that don’t require a college degree, I hope that I was able to show you that there is a career for everyone.

All though this list is by far complete, take some of this advice and choose a path that fits you. The worst thing that can happen is you end up choosing another career.

Most jobs I listed today are considered service jobs which will always be in high demand. Well, there you have my take on jobs that don’t require a college degree.

Thank you for reading and I hope I was able to leave something for you.

If you have any experience that you would like to share or want to leave a comment or a question.

Leave them below and I will certainly get back in a timely manner.

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  1. Hello there, Chuck! This is a very informative post! These jobs are definitely in high demand. I always thought a massage therapist needed some type of degree but thinking about it more, I guess not! Of course training is needed but not necessarily a degree. But I guess now that COVID is around, I would prefer to work at home and I definitely agree with your choice in affiliate marketing. Thanks for this!

    • Hi Mike, I am with you I love working from home. FYI a massage therapist only needs a certification that can be achieved by attending a local massage class kind of like beauty school. Thanks for reading and sharing.

  2. Hey Chuck,

    I came across this site and found the read something I needed to comment on. I think it is a great thing you are doing here to help people out and trying to find something they can do for a decent income. It seems to me more and more folks are steering away from the higher education mainly because they have become wise to the higher debt that goes along with it. 

    Granted if one can afford the debt and has a plan and sticks to it they can end up with a career that may have a higher pay. As you mentioned there are other ways. The one thing I would like to point out is these people have to understand, nothing comes without some form of commitment. Even the greatest opportunities require a bit of motivation and a goal! 

    You have put out some great examples and they will all work but folks have to understand it takes a plan and a bit of time to make it happen. So come on people now, take Chuck’s advice and get out there and get moving! 

    I recommend Wealthy Affiliate! I have been using this platform and I can assure you it works!

    Good stuff bub!



    • Great comment I could not have said it better. All it takes is motivation and goals. So lets make the happen

  3. I have to agree, Now I know it is easy for me to say as I am very self-motivated, but there are so many ways to create income around the world and so many people could help themselves if they were just that little bit more self-motivated.

    Cool to see the Fire Fighter in there, My brother is going through the training currently. 

    Love your website. Thanks for the read.

    • Hi thanks for reading and sharing your story about your brother. I hope he does well. I agree self motivation can change the world

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